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May 10, 2011

Winners Will Win Cash Prizes, Recognition on Website

Lafayette, Calif.  (May 10, 2011) – Lindsay Olives will launch a nationwide recipe contest, Lindsay’s “Love This Recipe” contest, today. The first four weeks will be open exclusively to bloggers to allow them to get a first look and spread the word to readers. All recipes must use Lindsay Olives as one of the ingredients. A total of 13 prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories, with prize money totaling more than $3,000. The contest will run through June 30, 2011.

Lindsay’s Recipe contest will accept submissions in six categories, and participants may enter up to one recipe per category.

  • Appetizer (this can include tapenades, relishes, spreads etc.)
  • Side dish
  • Main course
  • Snack
  • Meal on a budget: $10 or less
  • Five ingredient fix

Entries will be judged on pre-set criteria created specifically for this contest. A few qualities Lindsay Olives will look for in the recipes include creativity, ease and taste appeal.

Entrants will be required to engage with social media as part of their entry. They will be asked to blog, tweet, or post something on Facebook about the contest.

“We hope that people will be excited to share their recipes on their blogs or Facebook pages,” said Jennifer Fuchs of Lindsay Olives. “It gives them something fun and new to talk about, and we think that it will really allow us to engage with our consumers.”

The four-week first look for bloggers was designed to encourage food bloggers to enter the contest and to share it with their readers and increase the number of entries. The contest will be open to the public on June 7, 2011. 

One overall grand prize of $1,000 cash will be awarded for what Lindsay Olives considers the best recipe. Six first prizes (one per category) and six second prizes (one per category) will also be awarded. All submissions are due by June 30, 2011.

For contest details, official rules and the entry form, visit Lindsay Olives is also on Facebook at or Twitter at


About Lindsay Olives

Lindsay Olives provides a full line of olives, including its delicious, savory California black ripe olives. Lindsay Olives’ parent company, Bell-Carter Foods, Inc., was established in 1912 in Berkeley, CA, and now produces more than 10 million cases of olives annually, making it the largest U.S. table olive processor. Fourth generation family owned, the company is headquartered in Lafayette, CA and processes olives in Corning, CA.